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Insane Mode: Hamish McKenzie On The Tesla Revolution

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 1:54 pm | RNZ

Elon Musk is unusual, difficult and vindictive - but he and his company Tesla Motors have achieved amazing things, former insider and New Zealander Hamish McKenzie says in his new book. More >>

New Zealand film pioneer Geoff Murphy dies

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 12:51 pm | RNZ

Filmmaker Geoff Murphy has died aged 80. One of the pioneers of the modern New Zealand film industry, he's perhaps best remembered for the highly successful Utu and the road movie with a special place in New Zealanders' affections, Goodbye Pork Pie . More >>

Hundreds of lightning strikes, one person struck in Auckland

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 12:42 pm | RNZ

As wet weather drenches much of the country, localised thunderstorms are possible over the next couple of days, MetService says. More >>

Time for a New Approach to Mental Health

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 12:41 pm | Kyle Macdonald

Today “He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction” was released, the culmination of over 5200 submissions, and 26 public meetings into the state of Mental Health and Addictions treatment in New Zealand. More >>

Mental health report recommends re-think on drug charges

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 12:28 pm | RNZ

The Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction is recommending the government set up a Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission, take strong action on alcohol and other drugs and set a target to reduce suicide rates. More >>

PM's Post-Cab 3/12/18: Fuel Market Study

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 10:45 am | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was joined by Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi to announce a Commerce Commission market study into the retail fuel market. This will be the first study directed by the government under new legislation. More >>

12 Years Til Planetary Destruction

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 10:04 am | Vegan Society

The science is in, there is no doubt that we have less than 12 years to change the way we live on this planet! No kidding! Since 2006, the UN has been telling us that the only sustainable way of feeding the world is through small scale, organic, plant ... More >>

ComCom wary of Wrightson seeds sale to DLF

Monday, 3 December 2018, 2:33 pm | BusinessDesk

Dec. 3 (BusinessDesk) - PGG Wrightson's $434 million sale of its seeds business to Danish cooperative DLF Seeds has hit a hurdle with the Commerce Commission uneasy about the potential concentration of power in the ryegrass seeds market. More >>

Sharing a cell with a sex offender 'absolutely inhuman'

Monday, 3 December 2018, 2:33 pm | RNZ

Hundreds of sex offenders are being placed in shared prison cells despite warnings that it is dangerous and should be stopped. More >>

Ardern reaffirms no WTO concern over PGF grants

Monday, 3 December 2018, 2:24 pm | RNZ

The prime minister says she hasn't seen anything that suggests the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is concerned the government is bringing in agricultural subsidies via the back door. More >>

Young Football Ferns' 'team culture is magnificent'

Monday, 3 December 2018, 2:11 pm | RNZ

The coach of the record-breaking under 17 women's football team says their bronze medal has helped pave the way for bright sporting futures. More >>

Tall Blacks qualify for 2019 World Cup

Monday, 3 December 2018, 2:10 pm | RNZ

The New Zealand Tall Blacks have qualified for the 2019 World Cup in China after a 97 to 74 victory over Syria. More >>

All Blacks Sevens complete Dubai double

Monday, 3 December 2018, 2:08 pm | RNZ

The New Zealand men's rugby sevens team has won the opening leg of the World Series in Dubai. More >>

Consultation reveals a lack of confidence in NCEA

Monday, 3 December 2018, 12:31 pm | RNZ

Consultation over the future of the NCEA has revealed a widespread lack of confidence in the national qualification, support for abolishing exam fees and scepticism about focusing level 1 of the qualification on a major project. More >>

Gordon Campbell: five lingering questions on the Huawei ban

Monday, 3 December 2018, 11:23 am | Gordon Campbell

The ban on Spark using Huawei technology within their planned 5G phone and Internet network continues to raise more questions than answers. If the security concern is that Huawei could possibly install a ‘backdoor’ into this network that only Chinese ... More >>

A WORLD FEDERATION, by John Scales Avery

Monday, 3 December 2018, 11:16 am | John Avery

A “With law shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.” Njal’s Saga, Iceland, c 1270 AD The present United Nations Charter More >>

Fightback’s Pre-History in the New Zealand Left

Monday, 3 December 2018, 10:57 am | Fightback

Since Fightback’s analysis and articles have been getting more attention from international comrades, we regular get questions asking what “tradition” or organisational pedigree we belong to – are we Trotskyists, Marxist-Leninists, left-communists, ... More >>

United States War Crimes During the First Persian Gulf War

Monday, 3 December 2018, 10:55 am | Prof. Francis A. Boyle

On February 27, 1992 Albany Law School in Albany, N.Y. convened a Symposium on the subject of “International War Crimes: The Search for Justice.” The Symposium organizers invited the author to come in for the express purpose of arguing the case ... More >>

My mum is a midwife on strike

Monday, 3 December 2018, 10:43 am | Emma Blackett

They are halfway through a two week strike to protest against the District Health Boards’ refusal to negotiate with midwives as a profession distinct from nursing, and to pay midwives what they are worth. More >>

New Zealand teachers’ struggle at a crossroads

Monday, 3 December 2018, 10:13 am | Socialist Equality Group

On November 23, the Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) announced that a majority of its 17,000 secondary school teacher members had voted for a one-day strike early next year, after rejecting a second pay offer from the Labour Party-led coalition ... More >>

Yemen, Poisoned Water, and a Green New Deal

Monday, 3 December 2018, 10:04 am | David Swanson

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, December 2, 2018 More >>

An Empire of Bases Poisons Water, Threatens Its Own Collapse

Monday, 3 December 2018, 10:02 am | David Swanson

The U.S. military’s fire-fighting foam is contaminating groundwater and sickening people in communities near U.S. military bases around the world More >>

One News/Colmar Brunton Poll Nov 24 to 28

Sunday, 2 December 2018, 7:13 pm | The Scoop Team

National 46 percent up three points Labour 43 percent down two points Greens 5 percent down two points NZ First 4 percent down one point Maori Party unchanged on 1 percent ACT up one point to one percent More >>

Crown Minerals Act Review coming, as DoC mining ban delayed

Sunday, 2 December 2018, 2:34 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

The Government has again said a wider review of the Crown Minerals Act is coming soon with Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods saying it must be “future proofed” to ensure a “just transition”. More >>

Freshwater Fish Management Bill Pushed Back

Sunday, 2 December 2018, 12:38 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Facing a backlash over a proposed new regulatory regime for freshwater fish management, the Government has decided to pushback a select committee deadline. More >>

Scoop's PledgeMe Campaign Finishes Today - With $1644 Needed

Sunday, 2 December 2018, 7:51 am | Alastair Thompson

As I write we have not quite reached our target, but we are close enough to think we have a good chance of making it. As of 6.30am this morning we had $1644 remaining to be pledged to reach our $35,000 target. More >>

Lake Horowhenua advocates finally gain recognition

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 11:52 am | Veronica Harrod

Two Lake Horowhenua owners Vivienne Taueki and Charles Rudd of MuaUpoko Iwi were recognised for their community service at Horowhenua's Civic Honours Awards held at Te Takere in Levin on Thursday 29 November. More >>

Intensifying US pressure on NZ government over China

Friday, 30 November 2018, 3:15 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Following US Vice President Mike Pence’s vitriolic attack on China at the recent Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit, divisions have erupted into public view within the New Zealand ruling elite over the US-China confrontation More >>

Mutual Decline: The Failings of Student Evaluations

Friday, 30 November 2018, 2:54 pm | Binoy Kampmark

That time of the year. Student evaluations are being gathered by the data crunchers. Participation rates are being noted. Attitudes and responses are mapped. The vulnerable, insecure instructor, fearing an execution squad via email, looks apprehensively at ... More >>

NZ business confidence remains in doldrums in November

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 5:22 pm | BusinessDesk

Nov. 29 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence remained in the doldrums in November with headline sentiment and firms' views of their own activity largely unchanged from the previous month. More >>

Netanyahu's Predicament: The Era of Easy Wars is over

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 3:38 pm | Ramzy Baroud

When Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, ordered his army to carry out a limited operation in the besieged Gaza Strip on November 12, he certainly did not anticipate that his military adventure would destabilize his government and threaten ... More >>

Parole granted for man who distributed Isis material

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 3:22 pm | RNZ

Imran Patel will be released sometime during December and will be subject to strict bail condions. More >>

Proposal to triple Stewart Island visitor levy sparks debate

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 3:09 pm | RNZ

The country's only regional tourist levy is sparking a heated debate raising concerns that it may put off visitors. More >>

Minister: GCSB decision about risk assessment, not China

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 2:52 pm | RNZ

The Minister responsible for the GCSB says the decision to turn down an overseas network provider was because the technology was too risky - not because the company is Chinese. More >>

Darfield shooting: Bullet fragment struck man in back

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 2:46 pm | RNZ

Police have revealed that they fired at least one shot into the car being driven by a 56-year-old Darfield man, who died shortly after. More >>

Climate change risk assessment faces uninsurable 'conundrum'

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 2:41 pm | RNZ

The government acknowledges the severity and damage from climate change on property and infrastructure is increasing but it needs time to get the solution right. More >>

Gordon Campbell: banning Huawei and new hostility to China

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 12:02 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on how banning Huawei fits into our new hostility towards China First published on Werewolf More >>

Air NZ video a 'weird mish-mash' - Shane Jones

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 4:03 pm | RNZ

NZ First MP Shane Jones isn't mincing words over Air New Zealand's "cringe" new safety video and suggests they make a video about going back to Kaitaia. More >>

Zoochosis: why animals should not be in zoos

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 3:53 pm | Lynley Tulloch

Death comes to us all, and the most we can hope for (to quote Kenny Rogers) is to die in our sleep. I’d like to think we can raise our expectations a little higher than that. Personally, I would like to have a life worth living and dying for. More >>

Mental health working group 'dominated by DHBs' - advocates

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 3:48 pm | RNZ

Mental health advocates are slamming the make-up of a Ministry of Health working group to advise the government on how to respond to the Mental Health and Addiction inquiry. More >>

Sroubek liable for deportation - Immigration Minister

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 3:24 pm | RNZ

Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has announced Czech drug-smuggler Karel Sroubek is liable for deportation when he is released from prison. More >>

Gordon Campbell on Emmanuel Macron’s no good, very bad year

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 1:05 pm | Gordon Campbell

E arlier this year, PM Jacinda Ardern’s harmonious meeting with Emmanuel Macron was deemed to be the most important political coup of her entire trip to Europe. Supposedly, the rapport would help to lay the groundwork for a future trade agreement ... More >>

Steve Bannon at Oxford

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 11:30 am | Binoy Kampmark

Steve Bannon. The Oxford Union. A university that has been the breeding, sculpting and minting ground for British prime ministers for centuries and the Establishment. Here , Bannon, strategist of the Trump campaign in 2016, was in full swing, spearing ... More >>

Pride and police: The history, issues and decisions

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 11:00 am | RNZ

Analysis: As the debate surrounding the Auckland Pride parade continues to gather steam and rumours spread in all directions, here's a guide to the issues, the history and the decisions that led to the fallout. More >>

Paid leave can help break the cycle of violence

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 9:53 am | Citizen News Service

To mark the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) and 16 Days of Activism (25 November to 10 December), public sector unions launched a campaign to demand paid leave for all survivors of domestic violence. This is a part of efforts ... More >>

Open Letter Part 2: Who Are Scoop's Biggest Freeriders?

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 7:53 pm | Alastair Thompson

An Open Letter From Scoop Publisher Alastair Thompson - Part Two: This time addressing NZ's professional communicators, specifically the news media, and PR professionals, in large organisations, in consultancies and in the Government. Dear Colleagues... More >>

Human Delusion and Our Destruction of the Biosphere

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 4:14 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Have you heard the expression ‘climate change’? That lovely expression that suggests a holiday in a place with a more pleasant climate. More >>

Visa change needed to end 'inhumane practices' - Union

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 3:38 pm | RNZ

A union representing immigrants says changes to graduate visas need to be extended to all work visas to end what it describes as inhumane practices. More >>

Ferry crashes into navigation light while berthing

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 3:35 pm | RNZ

A Bluebridge ferry has hit a navigation light at the end of a wharf as it came into the capital during strong wind gusts this afternoon. More >>

Louisa Wall explains 'terf' comment

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 3:12 pm | RNZ

Labour MP Louisa Wall has said that people who don't support transgender rights shouldn't be in the Pride parade. More >>

Why We Care about Scoop, and Why We Think You Should

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 12:09 pm | Joseph Cederwall

Why We Care about Scoop, and Why We Think You Should By Scoop Co-Editor Joseph Cederwall More >>

Gordon Campbell on meningococcal, and NZ’s Brexit response

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 11:28 am | Gordon Campbell

Y esterday, the government announced a vaccination programme to help combat an outbreak of the deadly W strain of meningococcal disease in Northland. Good, but the programme faces an uphill battle. As the school year ends, the window to use schools as the ... More >>

Right to Marry and to Found a Family

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 10:44 am | United Nations

Most of the 30 Articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) begin with gender-free language: “Everyone,” “All” or “No One. But Article 16 states that “men and women” have the right to marry, with the women drafters ... More >>

Preparations in place to refloat eight pygmy whales

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 10:16 am | RNZ

Department of Conservation staff and volunteers are preparing to refloat eight whales which have been moved to an east coast Northland beach. More >>

Fanciful Notions: European Armies, Trump and NATO

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 10:11 am | Binoy Kampmark

The idea of a standing European army, one dedicated to the specific needs of Europe as opposed to being an annex of another power is far from new. In gestation alongside notions of European federalism and its defence have come the idea of a force filled ... More >>

NZTA contacts 3700 people over possibly faulty warrants

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 10:01 am | RNZ

A west Auckland garage suspended from issuing warrants of fitness was warned over car repairs it charged for but never completed. More >>

New Zealand Post to close 79 shops

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 9:53 am | RNZ

New Zealand Post wants to shut its last 79 shops, but will not say when the last branch will close its doors. More >>

House falls off transporter, blocks Auckland highway

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 9:45 am | RNZ

The incident happened on State Highway 16 at Kumeu near Old North Road roundabout shortly before 6am. More >>

PM's Post-Cab 26/11/18: Meningococcal Response

Monday, 26 November 2018, 5:50 pm | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was joined by Health Minister David Clark to discuss the meningococcal W immunisation effort . The campaign has been announced in response to a declared epidemic of the dangerous strain of the disease in Northland. The minister ... More >>

Australian cruise ship passenger detained and deported

Monday, 26 November 2018, 1:49 pm | RNZ

An Australian cruise ship passenger has been deported this morning after he was refused entry to Dunedin because he didn't meet character requirements. More >>